Mylor Writers monthly writing group

Mylor Writers monthly creative writing sessions are an informal and enjoyable way to feed your writing habit, meet people who share your enthusiasm for writing, and gain inspiration. Face to face sessions take place on Saturdays from 10.00am-12 noon, everyone is welcome and no experience is needed. Just bring your pen and notebook for an enjoyable and creative Saturday morning. If you can’t make it to Mylor Bridge, near Falmouth, you are welcome to join the Zoom sessions instead. These are usually on the Wednesday after the Saturday meetings, from 7.30pm-9.30pm. 

Dates for 2024’s in-person sessions on Saturdays are:  3 January, 10 February, 16 March, 13 April, 11 May, 15 June, 27 July, 7 September, 5 October, 2 November, and 7 December.

The meetings are from 10.00am to 12 noon. There is no session in August.

The venue is the Ord-Statter Pavilion, Waterings Road, Mylor Bridge TR11 5NH. The Pavilion is the white and grey single-storey building on the edge of the playing field. There is level access and a free car park.

Meetings on Zoom take place on Wednesday evenings. The dates for 2024 are: 17 January, 14 February, 20 February, 17 April, 15 May, 19 June, 24 July, 11 September, 9 October, 6 November, and 11 December. These are a great alternative if you can’t attend on Saturdays in person.

The cost is just £8.00 per session.

Contact me here to join the email list and for details of how to book. 

Editorial services and tuition

Editorial services and tutored courses are offered through The Writing Retreat with my colleague Kath Morgan. We offer a variety of services and rates for your writing projects or training needs.

Writing for health and wellbeing

I offer training for counsellors, volunteers and others working in health and social care, about the benefits of writing for self expression and wellbeing, especially in the context of bereavement support. The training can take place in groups of any size from 6 up to 20. My approach is low-tech, practical and participatory. Trainees have opportunities to try out creative techniques for themselves, while reflecting on their potential use with clients, and for self-care.

In recent years I’ve provided training in Devon, Scarborough, Somerset, Staffordshire, and Surrey, as well as my home county, Cornwall. I can provide sessions via Zoom or in person with advance planning. Please bear in mind that I’m based in Cornwall and need to build in travel time and costs, so Zoom is a very economical option.

A typical session provides:

  • an introduction to writing for wellbeing
  • ‘free’ writing and timed or ‘sprint’ writing
  • Using poems, pictures and objects as stimulus for writing
  • creative ways to capture experiences, remember and reflect on the page
  • techniques to use in journal writing
  • guidance on ground rules, ethics and self care.

Contact me to ask about a tailored training session for your organisation, staff and volunteers; also for group work with clients including carers groups, bereavement friendship groups and hospice care for patients’ family and friends.

The Writing Retreat

The Writing Retreat runs residential and one-day retreats, and online courses to help develop your skills as a writer. For more information visit the retreat.